There’s some stunning shots here. Pretty good for something you can put in your pocket.
This is what the world I was born into sounded like.
Pretty slick update here. The way Things uses Live Text is well implemented.
It’s official! The Seattle Mariners will host the 2023 MLB All-Star Game. Just in time for this franchise to take off again… hopefully. ⚾️
Sounds like a good class so far. Also, kudos to UW for reporting this since Baseball America puts these rankings behind a paywall.
Didn’t see this one coming, but I appreciate the gesture.
I usually don’t get up in arms about things like the programming language used on an app, but Jason makes some good points here.
It’s a bit of a read, but this provides a fairly in depth explanation of what Apple’s doing in language that’s understandable.
It’s really slick how these two apps work together.
I’m not surprised Nebraska isn’t on this list.
I feel for my friends who live up there. I know many folks in the area do not have air conditioning. It’s not supposed to be this hot there.
There has to be a special place in hell for any politician who signs any sort of anti-LGBTQ+ bill during Pride Month, much less on the first day.
I’m still learning and you can learn with me.
🔗 The New Siri Remote (and Updated Apple TV 4K) – Daring Fireball
Like many, I’m more intrigued by the new remote than I am the new box. It’s kinda funny how much the reviews have focused on the remote though. The old one was really that bad.
Thundercat and Japanese Breakfast are part of this year’s Maha Festival lineup. That’s enough for me. 🎶
Glad to know they’re there. 💻
The gestures for navigating an Apple Watch without actually touching it are quite remarkable.
🔗 How Do People Actually Catch Baseballs? – Wired
A look at the physics behind catching fly balls.
This looks like something I’d be willing to make at home. 🍕🍚
“Twitter is a bathroom wall!”
Before Seattle’s Duff McKagan went on to become the bassist for Guns N’ Roses and before Mother Love Bone started influencing the city’s grunge sound, there was The Living.
Digging through their blog a little bit, it appears Signal is testing payments within their app. This sounds like a much better option than Venmo.
I initially missed this part of ESPN’s NHL announcement:
The NHL’s out-of-market streaming package (NHL.TV) is also moving to ESPN+ as part of its subscription offerings.
I mean, that’s money saved and watching up to four games at once. 🏒
Seinfeld is listed at no. 3, and I find the two ahead of it hard to argue with. Also happy to see Atlanta on the list.
John Gruber, writing about Trump’s new blog:
The word is blog. He doesn’t have a “new communications platform” — he has a blog. Which is good! He should have had a blog like this all along. This is exactly why being kicked off Twitter and suspended from Facebook doesn’t silence or censor Trump, in the same way that being banned from a restaurant doesn’t starve someone.
Facebook disabled these ads immediately, which goes to show they could have disabled many other posts if they chose to. They just didn’t want to.
Just a quick reminder you don’t need Facebook to send event invites. Your calendar app on your phone has all the tools you need.
Saving this for later in case I need it.
I loved “Humpty Dance” and “Doowutchyalike” like many. “Oregano Flow” is my favorite Digital Underground joint though. It features Shock G beautifully without reverting to Humpty.
The state of Georgia had to fuck around and find out. They just lost the MLB All-Star Game in Atlanta thanks to the voter suppression tactics of state Republicans.
Between watching Baylor women’s coach Kim Mulkey struggle with keeping her mask straight and then saying they should get rid of Covid testing during the Final Four, I’m kind of glad that foul wasn’t called now. This also wasn’t her first time saying something stupid.
Mike Gastineau’s account of how Sonics fans won’t let this team die is spot on. It’s probably a little cult-like, and I can’t really explain it, but I get more excited talking about the Sonics than I do anything else basketball related. Sonics Forever is worth checking out.
Mac OS X launched 20 years ago today. It came with a brand-new interface, one that prompted me to switch while I was taking graphics design classes. The Aqua interface was much more flexible than what Windows offered at the time. I haven’t looked back since.
LeBron James becomes part owner of the Red Sox.
So, Anderson .Paak and Bruno Mars are making music together now. Wow!
Impressive work from an artist from the Puget Sound region.
Ichiro was the most prepared player I’ve ever seen. That hasn’t stopped in retirement.
So, it is possible to make meaningful reforms.
Trying out Hey. So far I like it. I already love how notifications are off by default.
If you’ve been curious about the new note taking app Craft, this is a good overview.
This was a timely article, released last Friday.
Uncle Snoop’s Army Radio on Apple Music is pretty dope!
It is really good!
If you’ve never tried Unread for reading RSS feeds, now is a good time to try it out.
An interesting, detailed look at the inspiration behind some of the watch faces on the Apple Watch.
The Watch band is enticing. I’m also looking forward to what suggested reading is offered.
RIP Tommy Lasorda
If you’ve ever needed a good rundown of the BS Facebook is doing to you, deletefacebook.com has you covered.
Facebook’s claim is this hurts the visibility of ads from small businesses. But, this clearly doesn’t mean local, as all of the ads I see are from random t-shirt companies. Wake me when they care about businesses in my town.
Stretch and Bobbito Radio episode 4 is up. Lots of Caribbean vibes with this one.
Kids you all knew from high school started crawling out of the woodwork and sharing the weird stuff your teachers wouldn’t let them talk about in class: the staged moon landing; the US-perpetrated attacks on 9/11; Stevie Wonder not really being blind. I didn’t pay them any attention and figured you wouldn’t either, but to my amazement, you liked them. All of you did.
Let’s see if this finally kills Rasputin.
Mozilla calling their project which investigates YouTube recommendations “RegretsReporter” is pretty funny.
A reminder the guys from You Look Nice Today are still around with California King. I need these laughs.
Pine.blog looks interesting.
🎶 The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” recreated on an iPhone.
This write-up about the Apple Watch’s Solar Face, by Hodinkee, was a fun & detailed read. I didn’t fully understand the differences in levels of twilight before this.
Ben Lovejoy, writing for 9to5Mac:
More than 267 million Facebook user names and phone numbers have been exposed in a database sitting on the web without any password protection …
If that sounds familiar, that’s because the same thing happened back in September, when more than 400 million records were exposed.
Another day, another story about Facebook utterly fucking up.
Christian Caple, writing for The Athletic
Not only did Washington maintain the commitments of every prospect who pledged before Petersen’s announced departure —then secured each of their signatures Wednesday.
The Huskies finished with the top class in the Pac 12.
Ben Lovejoy, writing for 9to5Mac, quoting The Hill:
Even if someone does not enable location services, Facebook may still understand information about the location based on information that they and others provide through their activities and connections on our services. For example, if someone responds to an event on Facebook for a local music festival, upload a location-tagged video, or gets tagged by a friend in a check-in at a restaurant, these actions have give us information about that person’s likely location. Similarly, a person might share where they live by setting a location in Marketplace or adding their address to their profile.
It seems like every week there’s something about Facebook like this popping up. I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I often feel tied to the service. It’s often the only place I get event invites and my soccer supporters’ subgroup has a group page setup there as it’s main means of communication. I’ve come to understand there’s not enough people who will actually get sick of this type of behavior and I question how many understand the seriousness of it. Apple CEO Tim Cook recently stated the reason so many dismiss this behavior is to them it’s invisible. It’s not the same visual effect of having an actual person follow you around and you telling them to stop, but they still continue to do so, yet that’s exactly what this is.
A good read on avoiding seasonal depression.
This is a great design! All grayscale (except for the Barclays Center branding, weird), great text usage, & good visual balance.
I’m imagining master quality audio on the HomePod.
Just think, there’s still poop on the moon. There’s even a map of where it is. 💩 🌝
The Athletic posted an article yesterday detailing the different scouting services the Washington Huskies football program subscribes to. One of those companies, Hudl, is right in my own back yard. I could imagine a dream job of chopping up and tagging recruiting videos.
Dave Grohl tells his story on how he ended up in Seattle. I’m thankful he did. 🎶
Some incredibly stunning shots from near Imperial, Nebraska the other night.
This is big! Florida almost never leaves the state for non-conference games.
I can’t really say I’m surprised.
Sad news out of Paris. This is history which may not be replaceable.
The good news is their music is available in digital formats. The bad news is what De La is getting out of it.
Long story short, see these guys in concert, buy t-shirts, etc. if you’re a fan.
Just discovered this blog, which led me to this shortcut. I like the approach and how it integrates using Streaks.
Woke up this morning to the news that Anthony Davis wants out of New Orleans. The more I think about this, the more I feel it’ll be better for both parties, as long as the Pelicans don’t fleece themselves. 🏀 #doitBIG
Cleve R. Wootson Jr., writing for The Seattle Times:
The apprehended animals were held in custody and allowed to sober up in what can only be deemed a raccoon drunk tank.
I really want to get off this god forsaken site, but until those close to me choose to do the same, it still feels like a necessary evil. Get a blog, folks! I’ll subscribe.
It’s been a day for sci-fi and comic fans.
A good primer from NHL to Seattle. 🏒
Via Stephen Hacket on Twitter:
Made a “Fake Twitter” journal in Day One and put the app in Tweetbot’s spot on my iPhone’s home screen, as I’m trying to spend less time here.
I have invented the social media version of the “vaping when trying to stop smoking” technique.
I like this idea. I have Day One on my home screen, but I don’t use it as much as I would like. That said, I think replacing your Twitter app of choice with your micro.blog app of choice could be a solid move.